Join the vintage car rally from Chennai to Puducherry

A vintage car is a symbol of heritage and longevity. So is The Hindu. Therefore, it's only apt that the premier media house organises a rally of vintage and classic cars from Chennai to Puducherry, in collaboration with the Madras Heritage Motoring Club.

Forty cars, representing a potpourri of marques and models from 1938 to 1975, will assemble at the VGP Universal Kingdom on East Coast Road on January 8.

Readers of can take a look at these rare cars, thanks to free shuttle services from two spots — Koyambedu Bus Stand and Pondy Bazaar (opposite Nagesh Theatre), at 7 a.m. These services will be offered to 75 people at each location on a first-come-first-serve basis. To use the services, call 90030-16954 (Koyambedu) and 98415-60343 (Pondy Bazaar).

After this, the old beauties will set off for Puducherry at 9 a.m. And, the cars will be displayed on Beach Road, Puducherry, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The cars will start for Chennai on January 9. There will be fun on the way, and that includes a halt at the Radisson Resort Temple Bay, Mamallapuram.

The event is sponsored by Ford Limited, in association with Puducherry Tourism. Grahapravesan Estates Pvt Ltd and Banjaras Herbals are the co-sponsors. The other partners are SRM University (knowledge partner), VGP Universal Kingdom (venue partner), Kingfisher Packaged Drinking Water (beverage partner), Radisson Resort Temple Bay (hospitality partner), Parveen Travels (travel support) and Lads and Events (event managers).

So, be there to cheer the old runners on their brave trip!